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, john. i don't believe it is a mandate. >> why isn't a mandate if it is such a big win? >> a mandate for what? a mandate to work together, certainly the entire country wants that. but the real fire bell in the night on this election is for the republican party. there are 100 million folks in this country who are black, brown, asian, hispanic, middle eastern, they voted between 70 and 90% democratic and the white vote only went by 18 points to mitt romney. john of the seven largest states in the country, illinois, new york, pennsylvania, california have gone democratic in six straight elections. the other two, ohio and florida have swung democratic in two elections. and in texas, the white folks in chief connection texas -- texas are now a minority. >>> do you think this was a split verdict? >> not at al the president won 51.4% of the popular vote which he becomes the sixth president in history to win two terms with over 50% of the dwight eisenhower, i might add. he won an electoral college landslide. george w. bush with a much smaller electoral win pronounced he had a mandate. this p
is investigating e-mails general john allen traded with a florida woman. who is she? bob orr and john miller investigate. nancy cordes on the president's next cabinet. who's coming and who's going in the top jobs? the head of the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak is called before congress. jim axelrod on the investigation. and they faced down a mass murderer. elaine quijano with the officer who was shot 12 times as he and his partner stopped a bloodbath. >> i confronted evil in the parking lot and evil was not going to leave. captioning snsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. general john allen, the general in charge of the war in afghanistan, is under investigation tonight in connection with the same woman who helped bring down the director of the c.i.a., retired general david petraeus. now general allen's nomination to be supreme allied commander of nato is on hold. two of the top military men of their generation have been brought low by their acquaintance with jill kelley, a tampa socialite seen here at her home wit
to make things worse, that boat has all but lost its seal of approval from the coastguard. >> john glenn is our primary boat. >> reporter: at age 50 the john glenn is still patrolling the potomac, but the biggest boat in the d.c. fire department's three-boat rescue neat isn't what it used to be -- rescue fleet isn't what it used to be. >> when it's running properly, it breaks up the ice and keeps the river open. >> reporter: lots of people are questioning whether john glenn is up to the job given the new threats to homeland security. d.c. fire officials confirmed the communication system is broken. the boat's radio cannot transit an automated distress call. >> part of the communication system doesn't work. they're using a much older system to communicate with one another. >> reporter: the coastguard documentation for the glenn has expired and that has the fire chief especially upset. >> it appears that the certification for the boat that should have been applied for back in august, the date was missed. >> reporter: built in 1962 this was already a used boat when the fire depart
john allen and one of the women in the center of the controversy. filling the void with the abrupt departure from david petraeus from the cia, a look at the man likely to replace him as keeper this country's secrets. >>> and sandy sales. while thousands of victims strasburg until the aftermath of hurricane sandy, the damage brought on by the storm is giving one industry a boost. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 communications between 2010 and 2012. it's unclear if they were involved in sexual mat
details about the woman at the center of the investigation. >> we'll ask senator john mccain about the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they will have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions until we determine what the facts are and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >> sources tell cbs news that paula broadwell the alleged mistress of david petraeus warned general john allen that jill kelly was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> president obama will hold a news conference today since being re-elected and it's expected he'll talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the american people want action. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >> thr
to the department of defense the matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus's biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation that led to petraeus resigning is himself being investigated. he sent shirtless pictures of himself to ms. kelley. >> where do shirtless pictures come into the scene? >> you know, remember when we said you couldn't have made this case up. >> president obama will likely nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >>> the founder of the mcafee software company is wanted for questioning in a murder. mcafee hasn't been seen since. >>> a scandal on "sesame street." the puppeteer who performs as elmo admitted to having a r
he wants to do is prevent the republican house speaker john boehner from setting the agenda, establishing the ground rules when it comes to negotiations over the fiscal cliff. this mix of spending cuts and tax increases that's going to kick in at the end the year. so after returning to the white house victorious you'll hear the president argue today as he did so many times on the campaign trail that household income over $250,000 a year should revert to those higher clinton era tax rates. white house aides say his victory tuesday night is a sign that the american people feel the same way so they have no intention of backing down on that issue no matter how many republicans disagree. beyond that the white house hasn't said how they plan to handle negotiations over the fiscal cliff. they have been regrouping, the president held some meetings with top aides yesterday about it and democrats on capitol hill tell me they are just waiting to hear how the white house wants to move for. there's nothing they can do until they hear from this white house. gayle and charlie we got a star
, but they should also recognize there's more that they can do. >> apparently on i lot more. joining us now is john solomon -- a lot more. joining us now is john solomon. the toll is beginning to take. thanks for coming in. >> good to be here. >> give us an idea what the backlog was when the president took office and what it is now. >> about two years ago it was at 30% meaning 30% of veterans were waiting beyond 125 days to get a decision whether they would get benefit coverage. today it's at 68.1% and it's going to get bigger. >> it's doubled in size basically. what's went wrong? just not enough people? >> two thgs happened. a lot of the afghanistan and iraq veterans returned that needed care and the president made a decision to award new coverage areas for vietnam veterans, the two pipelines coming in just over ran the system. >> you said they've tried to speed up, but that has meant more mistakes. >> they have. a recent study by the inspector general of the va says it was as many as 30% of benefit decisions were erroneous and that's doubled in the last couple years as well. >> is this just about
of compromise, consensus building. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner said republicans are willing to raise revenue but only under certain conditions. >> what matters is where the increased revenue comes from and what type of reform comes with it. >> reporter: vice president bid inis certain a solution can be found. >> we're not is going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. i think better heads will prevail. >> reporter: finding a solution in a lame duck congress could prove complicated. and that report from the congressional budget office also said if no agreement is reached the jobless rate would go up to 9.1% next year. >> susan mcginnis in washington on a friday morning. thank you so much. here in the northeast recovery from a pair of powerful storms is slow, painful and frustrating. this morning air travel in new york is expected to return to normal following wednesday's nor'easter. the storms complicated problems by superstorm sandy. thousands remain without power or heat and can't get fuel. it's so bad doctors without borders set up its ever u.s. clinic. >> repo
could soon have a 51st state and in a minute or two congressman elect john delaney joins us live in the studio. >>> puerto rico may beat out washington d.c. in becoming the 51st state in the union. a small majority of voters in the u.s. territory voted to seek statehood yesterday. this is a move president obama said i supports. the referendum -- he supports. the referendum requires final congressional approval. the citizens of puerto rico cannot vote in presidential elections. >>> this is how they defeated prohibition against alcohol one step at a time. >> the first two states in line washington and colorado voted yes to legalizing recreational marijuana. that measure in both states allows licensed retailers to sell pot. users have to be over age 21 and can possess an ounce at a time. the laws do set the stage for a potential showdown with the federal government which still says smoking pot is illegal. >>> here's a live look outside now. it is already chilly. topper is here in minutes with a look at the full forecast including the latest on the nor'easter. >> and right after the
leaders besides general john allen. meanwhile the fbi agent frederick humphries who launched the investigation of emails is being investigated by the fbi for his role in the case. specifically why he took concerns about this case to republican members of congress. house and senate panels are expected to meet again today with fbi and cia officials. they want to know whether national security was jeopardized and why congress didn't know about the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by his own assessment he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary a the director of the cia with respect to this personal matter that he's now dealing with, with his family and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation and i accepted. >> they are looking into the handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. tomorrow they will hear from david
it. >> pelley: in the same question, the president was asked about general john allen, commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan and his nominee to lead nato. but mr. obama was silent on allen. the same f.b.i. investigation uncovered e-mails between allen and a socialite, jill kelly, who hosted functions for central command in tampa, where both petraeus and allen had worked. based on those e-mails, mr. obama placed allen's nomination to nato on hold. bob orr has our story tonight from washington. >> reporter: the career of general john allen hinges on the content of some 200 e-mails he exchanged with jill kelly. sources say allen was confronted with some of the e-mails by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey. allen's attorney late today issued a statement saying general allen intends to fully cooperate with the inspector general investigators and directed his staff to do the same. alep has told officials he's done nothing wrong and has written nothing to kelly that would preclude his nomination. officials have characterized the communications with kelly as f
known as the fiscal cliff. president obama and house speaker john boehner seem to be sticking to their guns, those old noncompromising my way or the highway type guns. >> i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. >> the president says he will reject any deal that does not include asking the wealthy to pay more. that fiscal cliff is a combination of some automatic spending cuts and tax increases and economists say the country will be plunged into another recession if lawmakers don't do something by january 1st. mr. balm and speaker boehner are scheduled to meet at the white house next week. >>> because of that impending financial doom and gloom virginia's governor bob mcdonnell ordered state agencies to look into cutting their budgets by 4% and as reporter peggy fox explains, the same thing t
the patraeus affair. tonight we're also hearing from general john allen, he's the top commander in afghanistan and he says he will fully cooperate with the investigation. thousands of e-mails have been discovered between him and joe kelly. both maintain they have done nothing wrong and the president today was weighing in. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in anyway would have had a negative indication. >> as for general john allen, the white house and lawmakers continued to express confidence in his leadership, but his promotion is on hold. >>> from addition to discussing the patraeus scandal, president obama addressed the fiscal cliff and the attack on libya today. it's his first press conference since his reelection. they'll block because of comments she made after the attack on benghazi. >> go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi but to smudge her reputation is outrageous. >> i gathered the families of these brave americans who were murdered who believe that we are picking on any one. >> make a serious debt. >> the pr
. the widening investigation the s now jeopardizing general john allen's future. the pentagon is looking at emails he exchanged with joe kelly. sources described them as potentially inappropriate and flirtatious. >> these allegations are shocking to everybody that knows general allen. he's a terrific officer. he's also done a really good job in afghanistan. >> the white house and lawmakers continue to express confidence in general allen's leadership of u.s. troops if afghanistan while his promotion to become nato's top general is on hold. >> he said he has not done anything improper. i think he deserves the benefit of the investigation that's going on now which i hope will be concluded soon. >> one anonymous e mail from several months ago warned allen to stay away from kelly. sources stay e mail came from paula broadwell. in her e mail to allen broadwell warned that kelly was a seductress. >> president obama is expected to answer a lot of questions today about the patraeus scandal. you can see the president's news conference right here on channel 9 beginning at 1:30 p.m. and president o
their families were massacred. an american soldier stands accused. john blackstone is covering the case. new details on what forced david petraeus to quit the c.i.a.. will the scandal compromise the war on terror? reports from bob orr and david martin. two weeks after sandy, why can't they get the lights back on? >> it's mind-boggling. >> pelley: mark strassmann investigates. and on this veterans day,, michelle miller reports it's not just service members scarred by post-traumatic stress disorder, it's their families, too. >> i was having nightmares about iraq, a place i've never been. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening an american soldier accused of a horrific war crime watched in a courtroom as children described the murders of their families. there were two days of testimony in the case of staff sergeant robert bales. bales is charged with 16 counts of pre-meditated murder and six counts of attempted murder. prosecutors say that for reasons unknown bales walked off his post in afghanistan in the middle of the night then sh
after me. >> reporter: and that's just what senator john mccain did a short time later. he has been one of rice fiercest critics. >> first and foremost the president and commander-in-chief is most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: the president was asked about the calf. >> what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and according to economists will have the least positive impact on our economy. a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not going to break their backs. they will still be wealthy. >> one of the most frequent criticisms we've heard over the past few years from members on both sides is you haven't done enough to reach out and build relationships. are there concrete ways that you plan to approach your relationships with congress in a second term? >> look, i think there's no doubt i can always do better. i think all of us have responsibilities to see if there's things we can improve on and i don't exempt myself from needing to do some self-reflection and see
in this drama. it has enough twists and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders are meeting with the acting cia director to try to find out who knew what when. campus socialite jill kelly has moved to the center of the scandal which has taken down former general and cia director david petraeus and could ruin the career of another general john allen. allen is now under investigation because of his relationship with kelly. the pentagons looking at more than 20,000 documents and emails between them which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. kelly initiated an fbi investigation after receiving threatening emails later linked to paul
and severely wounded congresswoman gabby giffords and killed six others, heard his fate today. john blackstone was in the courtroom. they have no power, no heat, no gasoline. then the ice and snow came. mark strassman on the long ordeal after hurricane sandy. members of the navy seal team 6 are disciplined for helping to produce a video game. david martin has the story. and seth doane with folks picking up the pieces of their lives one memory at a time. >> this was the cookie-- the cookie press that i made the cookies at christmastime. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. in a tucson, arizona, courtroom, former congresswoman gabriel giffords cape face to face today with the man who tried to kill her. 24-year-old jared loughner. in january of last year, loughner, mentally ill and armed with a semiautomatic pistol, tried to assassinate giffords, raising his gun to her head and firing. then he kept shooting, killing six, wounding 13. loughner pleaded guilty, and today a federal judge sentenced him to seven life terms, one for each
. this is the john glenn. it is the biggest boat in that fleet. the department still uses it to patrol but given all the potential threats to homeland security, there are questions about just how effective this boat could be. that's because it's out there on the water but the communication system is broken. the radio can't transmit a distress call. also the coast guard documentation has expired. >> part of the communication system doesn't work. it appears the certification for the boat that should have been applied for back in august, the date was missed. >> reporter: so the question now whether to apply for grants to repair the boat. those repairs will cost about $700,000. the other option is to lobby capitol hill and to see if they can get some money to buy a new state of the art boat. there are a couple of options. we have to figure out and wait to see what comes of this. as you mentioned earlier, there are potential discussions of cutting the number of medics during the overnight hours. we'll have more on that story coming up at 5:30. pike and andrea, back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, the top
must include asking wealthiest americans to pay more taxes. house speaker john boehner disagrees. >> the problem with asking for more taxes is a lot of them are small business owners. >> they're asking from the middle class. most of them work on the more contentious issues at stake by the end of the year. >>> the airport authority got an award nobody wants. the golden hammer for the week's worst government waste. and while it controls dulles and reagan airport, billions in federal money is spent. the journal talks about free football tickets they got, side jobs and one contact that went 1700% over budget. the washington garden also -- guardian also stunned because it awarded 2-thirds of its contracts without opening up for bid. >>> president obama will travel to new york next week to check out the recovery efforts firsthand. and there he will meet with families, local officials and the first responders who have been dealing with the aftermath of super storm sandy and then the nor'easter. in new york alone, the damage could reach $33 billion. it was a pretty odd day for the folks
on september 11. the senator john mccain was lashing out today at the president over the un ambassador's claims that the attack was not pre-planned. >> we believe whoever it is, they must be held responsible, i say to the president of the united states. most importantly the president of the united states, who is commander in chief. >> the former cia director david petraeus will be testifying tomorrow. and when petraeus gets up there to testify, it will be his first public appearance since resigning after his affair with the biographer paw la broadwell. the fbi uncovered that affair while investigating e-mails that broadwell had sent to tampa social lite jill kelley. they said that he just doesn't believe anybody else is involved in this scandal. >> and we want to know what you think. how much do you care about this petraeus scandal? are you completely rivetted, getting slightly bored, or c, wish we would move on already? i am always a, rivetted and never bored with your e-mails. the address here is mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> well president obama and the congressional leaders are slated to sit down
sex scandal. authorities are looking into some alleged inappropriate messages between general john allen and a woman named jill kelley. she's the woman who reported receiving threatening e-mails from paula broadwell. she's the woman who had an affair with petraeus and she thought this other woman us a a sexual romantic rival. we don't know how this is all shaking out but allen is the commander of nature tow's national security -- nato's national security assistance force. he denies doing anything wrong. >>> the d.c. fire chief ken ellerbee made news when he disclosed plans to shuffle its resources meaning fewer ambulances will be in service overnight. >> 9news reporter pretti arla is live at the d.c. headquarters. this is just one of the issues they're trying to tackle. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mike and andrea. the issues aren't just on land but also water. the rescue fleet just isn't what it used to be. this is the john glenn. it is the biggest boat in that fleet and is still used to patrol but given all the potential threats to homeland security, there are questio
general john allen hoped to be the next nato supreme allied commander in europe. however, his nomination to that post is now on hold while investigators look into e-mails general allen exchanged with jill kelley and whether they were inappropriate. yes, kelley is the same florida woman who reported threatening e-mails to the f.b.i. leaving agents to discover the source of those e-mails paula broadwell. and, yes, paula broadwell is the woman who was having an affair with david petraeus. both allen and kelley deny there was anything sexual about their relationship. >>> it's about 5:06. time for the latest your money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. can wall street bounce back? >> let's hope so folks need to know the dow is standing at its lowest level since july. all the damage is just in the last couple of weeks. better than expected earnings from home depot. not enough to calm jitters about the upcoming fiscal cliff. we've been talking about europe's ongoing debt problems all this year but today tech stocks could get a boost after cisco systems reported profits an
: nancy, thanks very much. we're joined by senior conquer respondent john miller, who's been talking to his sources on the story. john, why would the f.b.i. be investigating the communications of the director of the c.i.a.? >> normally that wouldn't be the case. what is much more likely here is that the communications of someone else-- possibly in a foreign country that are now touching the c.i.a. director's communications-- would rise to their attention. and then what happens here is they're looking at these messages and they seem to be cryptic in pitch that cher raises the question, all right, well, who is this person, what are these communications about, why are they scrip tick? that's how the snowball rolls down the hill. >> >> pelley: so in the normal course of business the f.b.i. and counterintelligence is looking for penetration of the c.i.a. and its communications systems? >> exactly. to have it on this level is not only extraordinarily rare it's unprecedented. >> pelley: i wonder if your sources are telling you about anything about whether any classified information or natio
." and our own john dickerson. election 2012 is in the bookes, but the story is just beginning. and this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. on this veteran's day. and we begin with senator graham who is in clemson, south carolina. senator, thank you for coming. you are on the armed services committee, of course, so i want to start out with this out-of-the blue thunderbolt that hit washington friday concerning david petraeus the c.i.a. director. he resigned, saying he had exercised bad judgment and had an affair. cbs news and several other agencies have now confirmed that the f.b.i. got on to this after a third woman told them she had received threatening e-mails from the woman he has reported to have had the affair with. so i guess i would just simply start, do you have any additional information to any of this? >> no, not really. i was just as surprised and from a national point of view, general petraeus turned around iraq. we were losing in iraq when he took ov
graham and john mccain for their comments saying they would block the u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice if she is nominated for secretary of state. >> if senator mccain or senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> summer mccain will do whatever it takes to block the nomination. >>> the president also spoke about the fiscal cliff in his news conference. >> jessica doyle is back and this your money report, the latest on the negotiations and high stakes that families will face if we fall off this cliff. >> president obama said he is willing to work with republicans to prevent the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes from taking effect at the start of the new year, but he's standing by his commitment to raise taxes for those making more than $250,000. that's something republican l
attack in benghazi, libya. the pentagon is investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. in connection with the scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the penalty gone more than 20,000 pages of -- pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communication with allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. she went to the fbi with anonymous threatening e-mails and agents traced those to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official describes them as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news some of the e-mails were more than friendly exchanges and may have crossed the line. general allen says he did nothing wrong but for now the hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president has put on hold the promotion to supreme allied commander in europe. >> reporter: both allen and petraeus wrote letters of support for her sister in a custody battle. even though david petraeus resigned lawmakers r
? >> john wall certainly and nene also. >> and so they're this close to oning the they just get them -- winning if they just get them back and a lot of support from the home crowd. we can do some damage. >> always have to protect home court. >> go wiz, thanks for supporting the military. over the you. >> ever so close with the game against the celtics last night. >>> i'm here with howard bernstein. a lot of sports activities in the new york area was postponed because of the nor'easter. >> even before it changed to snow the forecast in new jersey was still calling for heavy rain and winds 30 to 50 miles an hour. i don't know why they tried the play the game -- to play the game and ultimately they could not. >> people even traveled there to play the game. >> that game will be played on a better day. this morning we start with the bus stop forecast and there's a chill out there certainly with the breeze as well. temps in the 30s and 40s. stray sprinkle is a worst we will see and the wind a couple of spots over 20 right now and later today could gust 25 to 30. looking at the broken cloud
that the u.s. commander in afghanistan general john allen, the one who replaced mr. petraeus, that he is guilty of misconduct based on the allegations that are under investigation right now. >> what started as an extramarital affair involving petraeus has evolved into a drama of intrigue and access with many wondering what's next. >> reporter: was it really just friday when we found out about the affair between the very much married now former c.i.a. director david petraeus and this woman, the also very much married biographer paula broadwell. you may know the affair came to light after this woman, 37-year- old married tampa mom jill kelley complained to a friend, an f.b.i. agent. that would be this person here that she was receiving threatening e-mails reportedly from broadwell launching an investigation. and that blue the lid on this -- blew the lid on this. general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan, the man who took petraeus's place is now being investigated. seems when the f.b.i. was looking into those e-mails, they also found 20,000 to 30,000 pages back and forth betwe
and finally the john glenn. the 50-year-old glenn ended up with a 15-foot long gash in its hole peeling its back like a can opener. at issue today is whether to continue trying to get grants for repairs to the glenn or start lobbying capitol hill for funds to buy a new state of the art rescue boat. >> there are some challenges internally that the members have figured out how to work around but we need to get the boat in order. >> reporter: bruce johnson, 9news now. >>> in other d.c. news, today the former d.c. council chair kwame brown is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. in june brown pleaded guilty to bank fraud. he admitted to lying on two separate bank loans valued at more than 200,000. he could face a maximum of six months in jail. prosecutors have asked the judge in the case to sentence brown to six days plus three years probation. >>> president obama is trying to gain support for his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. today he'll meet with labor leaders. tomorrow he hopes to earn the support of business leaders. friday he'll talk to congressional leaders. the fiscal cliff is a
vote or not, i have listened to you. >> reporter: and the gop listened too. house speaker john boehner promised i had party is willing to get down to business. >> the republican majority here in the house stands ready to work with you to do what's best for our country. >> reporter: both side will be put to the test almost immediately. the president and congress will have to work together to overcome the looming fiscal cliff. that would involve automatic drastic spending cuts and tax increase at the end the year if no deal is reached. both sides are indicating a give and take. >> we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. what matters is where the increased revenue comes from and what type of reform comes with it. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. >> reporter: and voters are counting on it. >>> cbs moneywatch time now on a thursday. worries about the fiscal cliff are already affecting stocks around the world. erica ferrari with more on that. >> reporter: asian markets tufbled over worries about the looming budget crisis here in the
news, washington. >> john brennan is the president's top counterterrorism advisor and he's said to be a new leading candidate for c.i.a. director. >>> general william kipp ward is being demoted from a four- star general to a three-star general and will retire. he's accused of spending tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on lavish travel and unauthorized expenses. defense secretary leon panetta said ward will have to repay the government $2,000 -- $82,000. >>> president obama is scheduled to hold a press conference today to discuss the fiscal cliff. he's been meeting with business and labor leaders ahead of fiscal cliff negotiations with congress, but the president is sure to be questioned about the scandal surrounding general petraeus and allen. he's also likely to be questioned about his plans to replace general petraeus. secretary of state hillary clinton and treasury secretary timothy geithner. >>> today democrat national pelosi will announce whether she'll continue in her role as house minority leader or step down. she's asked female democrats in the house includi
. >> senior correspondent john miller former assistant director of national against is with us along with retired general richard myers. he's a former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. good morning. general myers, general petraeus served under you, you know this man well. should he have resigned? is this the kind of thing that a military man should resign who is no longer serving the military but at cia. >> if you were in the military yes he should have resign. anybody that's in charge of our secrets like general petraeus was, there are a lot of folks under him that take polygraphs that try to get at are you having affairs, are you vulnerable to outside forces that could force to you leak classified information. he heads the biggest intelligence agency we have in that regard, at least the most sensitive intelligence and i think it's perfectly roper he resign. >> your surprised by this? >> absolutely. i know dave petraeus reasonably well. very surprised by this. i think resigning showed the kind of, what he really believed in. he believes in honorable public service and like all
towards things that would create jobs home owners to. >> john boehner drew a line yesterday no tax increases for small businesses. very interesting. more than 120 million americans voted for president this year but a much smaller group of people are deciding the next government of china. leaders around the world are wondering what's going on so bill whittaker is in beijing for that story. recover every ten years the reins of power here in china pass to a new generation. the transition is tightly choreographed behind closed doors. unlike the u.s. the chinese people don't have a stay, but they are making their voices heard just the same. everything about the 18th party congress is big. 2,000 delegates. the communist elite carry enormous weight and pride and hopes for the future. but increasingly the hopes of 1.3 billion people clashed with one party state. by some estimates there's 500 protests in china every day, over corruption. last week huge protests over the expansion of a petro chemical plant. communist officials said it was good for the economy. 10,000 angry citizens said it w
kaine from virginia and congressman elect democrat john delaney from maryland. big picture time. the fiscal cliff of course is a package of across the board tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to kick in at the beginning of the new year. economists say the impact could push the nation into another recession and of course the washington region would be ground zero. now that the election is over, both sides say they are willing to compromise on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama called leaders of both parties to start negotiations yesterday. house speaker republican john boehner says he's willing to compromise on raising some taxes to reduce the deficit. but only in conjunction with entitlement reform. vice president biden says the white house is willing to compromise as well. and local leaders are starting to weigh in. >> i think there is a huge opportunity that has to be seized in congress between now and the end of the year to find a path forward so that we can avoid some of the catastrophic consequences of either deep sequestration cuts or willynilly expir
down the head of the c.i.a. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now linked to the scandal involving former c.i.a. director david petraeus. federal investigators are looking into inappropriate e- mail communication between allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. kelley is the woman who went to the f.b.i. with anonymous threatening e- mails that agents traced to petraeus' alleged girlfriend paula broadwell. general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: a senior u.s. defense official says the latest investigation centers on 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and documents from allen's communications with kelley. kelley's brother defended her character. >> i know who my sister is. i know she's a good mother and a good wife. >> reporter: allen remains in command of 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. he was supposed to be here on capitol hill this week for hearings on his nomination to be supreme u.s. commander in europe. now that's on hold. he resigned friday a
they're investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and investigators say allen exchanged thousands of e-mails with july kelley. she is the -- jill kelley. she is the woman who claims the biographer petraeus was having the affair with sent her threatening e-mails. capitol hill hearings on allen's promotion have been delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president put on hold general allen's nomination as supreme allied commander of europe. >> despite his resignation, they still want petraeus to testify about the consulate attack in benghazi. first of all, how bad does it look for general allen? he says he didn't do anything wrong, but there's talk of these e-mails as being flirtatious, whatever that means. >> reporter: exactly. sure, 's been a tough few days for general allen since the fbi probe implicated him. some defensive issues with the pentagon told us that these e- mails were flirtatious and we've been turned over to the inspector general. they came from the fbi and the implication is there was no suggestion of any criminal condu
president obama he disagrees. house speaker john boehner says his party is ready to compromise when it comes to eliminating some tax loom holes and deductions -- loopholes and deductions, but raising tax homes is still off the table. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more an half of them are small business owners. >> reporter: the president is asking the congress to sign off on an extension of the middle class tax cuts right now while both sides work to reach an agreement on the more contentious issues. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >> the white house says the president will veto any bill that extends tax cuts for those making more than $250,000. >>> state and local governments are preparing for the fiscal cliff. virginia's governor directed all state agencies to identify 4% of their budget to cut out. that would affect northern virginia schools, of course, 14% of the fairfax county school budget coming from the state that. would be impacted. >> we're going to be concerned about any cut in funding given how tight our budget is. i think
, even john mccain who is timing out on the senate arms services committee. they are gradually being traded away, and replaced by people who may feel as strongly, but not as vocal and not as forceful. >> not as powerful either, and so they are not the deal-makers in either chamber. they can't bring along votes, even jon kyl could do that on strategic forces issues, and treat at thes and other things, so you're seeing these committees populated with so many green members, so little depth of the issues and knowledge and history, and so what you'll probably see is, again, the executive branch is going to be the boss and the congress is going to continue to roll over. >> so the willingness among the new people to reach a compromise, they've never been in an era where you have to compromise and that's what is missions. randy forbes is probably the happiest guy. he will become the sea power chairman. a great job. >> specially from the tide water. we will continue that in a moment. >> we're back with our roundtable, and i want to pick up the conversation where we are on the leadership posit
in his re- election and learn how clinton and i worked together, and find a way to reach out to john boehner, and create a genuine partnership. we're at a moment where we could come together as a country. the election is over. we have some huge problems. and a president who is willing to be, genuinely hope can almost always get something positively done. but he is going to have to make a decision that that is where he wants to take the presidency. which after all, he wants it, and he gets to define which kind of presidency he wants. >> is the likelihood of him trying to cooperate and reach out more so now that he didn't have to run for re-election? and one of the other key players is mitch mcconnell. what is the dynamic there do you think? >> i think the president, first time i'm talking about the mutual background on capitol hill, the president may be at a point where he has gotten obama care, which is clearly now not going to be repealed, he has created a bigger government in the direction he wants to go in. and he may want to consolidate and having lived through two solid years of
of this tragedy, we will join you. >> reporter: the republican senators john mccain and lindsay graham are calling for a gate-style inquiry into the attacks, combining the resources of both the senate and the house. the gop senators are outraged over the interviews that the u.n. ambassador gave five days after the attack. saying that it did not appear to be pre-planned. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, then they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain did just that. >> we believe whoever it is must be held responsible, i say to the president of the united states. most importantly the president of the united states who is commander in chief. >> reporter: the former cia director david petraeus will testify on friday. secretary of state hillary clinton will talk to lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. and in washington, danielle noddingham, 9news now. >> president obama says he is considering ambassador rice to serve as the next secretary of state when hillary clinton steps down. but some republican senators say they would b
. he says any deal must include asking wealthy americans to pay more taxes. the house speaker john boehner disagrees. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. >> on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> the president is asking the congress to sign off on an extension of the middle class tax cuts right now while both sides work to reach an agreement on the more contentious issues. because of the impending financial doom and gloom, virginia state agencies are looking to cut their budgets by 4% as directedly the governor thursday. peggy fox -- directedly the governor thursday. peggy fox spent the day tracking how those cuts could affect the cities and counties in virginia. >> we still haven't recovered from the last recession, but washington was not as harshly impacted as other parts of the country because federal spending kept people employed here, but now ironically
, including our tour guide. you got it. 133 years ago, at nearly the same spot, the young american john singer sargent painted the gardens in one of his early masterpieces, a couple out for a stroll at twilight. >> mccullough: there's something magical about this place. i think it's the bridges. i do. there's something about... >> safer: you and your bridges. >> mccullough: ...my bridges. but truly, isn't it wonderful? >> safer: this bridge figures in the story of another american in paris, augustus saint gaudens, a street kid from new york. he was determined to be a sculptor, and scraped together the money to study here. >> mccullough: he got by, barely, almost starving. but he got by and he studied, and he progressed rapidly. >> safer: his greatest works are part of the american landscape: abraham lincoln, in chicago... in boston, a memorial to the black soldiers who fought in the union army... and in new york's central park, the famous statue of civil war general william sherman. saint gaudens suffered from periods of depression, and while working on the sherman sculpture in paris, had a re
. >> this is not my boat. >> reporter: john boil found a boat in his backyard. his 7-year-old vacation home filled with four feet of water. >> it's been through a few storms but this is absolutely the worst. >> reporter: in new york. >> we put in 12 packs in a bag. >> reporter: volunteers like sofia and her daughter fanned out across the city to assist people still struggling. >> they lost a lot of their stuff and their homes right next to the beach. they had a dance and some of us didn't make it through the dance and we're here to give them what they need. >> reporter: volunteers are working to distribute those essentials like blankets, water and diapers. all of these supplies have been donated. but some say help came too late. >> this has only been maybe a week and a half of, you know, fresh water, but for the first 5 or 6 days, no one was there. >> reporter: frustration is especially high on long island. where some of the 130,000 still without power are demanding answers from the long island power authority. >> it's like going on and on and on. end it. the power company says it hopes to have el
on this. general john allen, a top commander in afghanistan, the man who took petraeus' place is now being investigated. seems when the fbi was looking into those e-mails, they also found 20 to 30,000 pages of back and forth between jill kelley and allen. some say they're potentially inappropriate, maybe even crossing the line. some say that other than a dear or a sweetheart, there's nothing going on. in another twist, remember that fbi agent, the one who started looking into the threatening e- mails? he's apparently now being investigated for sending shirtless pictures via e-mail over to kelley. he's now off the case. this is jill kelley's twin sister. what does she have to do with it? she's going through a nasty custody battle right now and allegedly both petraeus and allen wrote letters on her behalf. full circle, back to broadwell. fbi agents did a search of her north carolina home with her okay. and took 8 to 10 boxes with them. she's not talking and neither is petraeus, but her father is. he told the new york daily news, there's more. quote, this is about something else entirely and
. >> jeff: house speaker john boehner held a conference call with his members telling them compromise was needed. obama senior advisor david axelrod called boehner's congress to members encouraging. >> i think there are a lot of ways to skin this cat so long as everybody comes with a positive, constructive attitude toward the task. >> jeff: if the automatic spending cuts happen, exactly 50% of the board without fall on the pentagon. national security correspondent david martin lays out what that would mean. >> reporter: the dreaded sequestration would double the $500 billion in cuts the pentagon is already planning to make over the next decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words about what that would mean. >> if a sequestration is allowed to go into effect it will be a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: according to panetta the new american strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan toward the pas civic and an emerging chinese superpower would come undone. >> all of thatan go to hell if this congress doesn't face up and deal with the issue of
to start negotiations to deal with the issue. house speaker john boehner said he's willing to compromise on raising some taxes. >> sounds good right? compromise. have we heard that lately? vice president joe biden says the obama administration is willing to compromise as well. the cliff is an across the board tax increase in spending cuts coupled at the same time and that's scheduled to kick in at the end of the year. economists say the impact could push america into another recession. >> the no steps are taken cuttings will cost you some real none. gary nuremberg as more on the sequestration issue. >> reporter: congress couldn't get a deal to cut the deficit. going off the fiscal cliff means crashing into your home. >> if we go over the fiscal cliff, we will increase taxes by $500 billion through 2013. that's an average tax increase of $3,500 for every household in america. >> reporter: then, there is sequestration. months can months ago congress said we'll impose automatic cuts that are so bad in january, that of course we'll cut a better deal before they kick in. they havement cut a b
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